The Challenge: Writing and maintaining standards-based plans that meet state and federal requirements when your organization is under-staffed, under-budgeted, under-trained, and over-extended.
Developing a plan is an intensive and continuous process. A good Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) can take over a year to develop. Emergency management agencies must overcome numerous challenges to plan effectively: Staffing and resource limitations, scheduling stakeholders and achieving their "buy in", availability of good plan writers. Additionally, planning standards are numerous and are imposed by multiple organizations and in multiple documents.
For a local emergency manager, just keeping up with the various mandates is a formidable task, even without looking at best practices. As a result, plans often become simple compliance documents, satisfying regulated requirements but often just sit on a bookshelf and fail to become operational or implemented during live incidents.
Additionally, a true Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP) is not just an EOP, there are actually multiple plans ,such a COOP, COG, Hazard Mitigation, required by communities including nine different types of plans required for compliance standards like the Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP).
The Solution: CEMPlanner™
CEMPlanner is a web-based, collaborative planning tool that guides planners and community stakeholders step-by-step through the planning process to create and maintain standards based plans.
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The Challenge: More effectively managing the incident and resource management lifecycles in multi-hazard, multi-agency operating environments.
As natural or manmade incidents move from routine to extreme along the continuum, layers of complexity emerge and uncertainty begins to arise. Affected areas grow from local to regional, multi-agency coordination of assets and personnel can become overwhelming.
Incident commanders are faced with a myriad on incoming requirements - resource requests, inquiries, requests for action - that arrive simultaneously in different formats - email, phone, radio.
Effectively managing this dynamic environment requires a system, with the right mix of capabilities, scalability, and flexibility to meet these operational complexities.
The Solution: The Continual Preparedness System (CPS) INCIDENT Manager and RESOURCE Manager
Capabilities combined with a web-base platform, INCIDENT Manager and RESOURCE Manager provide ideal solutions for multi-agency coordination (MAC) systems, preparedness, and response agencies that want to achieve situational awareness, multi-agency collaboration and coordination, NIMS & ICS based incident management, and to more effectively manage resource requests, mobilizations, deployments, and costs.
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